Monday, April 15, 2024
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Daily Photo: The Blue Door

black cat in front of blue door.
“The Blue Door”, with Mr. Sunshine as today’s model.

Generations of cats have posed before The Blue Door—little did I know when I painted it that particular shade to keep the evil spirits away according to lots of traditions that 20 years later I’d still have a blue door with lovely cats posing before it. I also like the way the screen and wire guard cast geometric shadows along with the leaves and their organic shadows.

Other daily photos shared on this date

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2010: A Chin Shelf
cat with chin on windowsill
Dickie rests in birdwatching.

Dickie found a great way to rest between diving at birds at the feeder…click here for the original post.

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Today’s transports…

three cats in carriers
Three kitties for spaying.

Find out about the low-cost spay and neuter possibilities in your community and don’t hesitate to share the information. At the Wildbird Recovery event last weekend I met a humane officer from the next county who I’d never met but who I’d helped find foster homes for two Persian cats she’d rescued last year. I had heard she had a pile of rescued kittens and knew there weren’t a whole lot of low-cost resources available to her so I mentioned the Homeless Cat Management Team and Frankie’s Friends clinics. A few days later she emailed about three feral adult female cats to be rehomed on a farm and those kittens…I was glad to hook her up with the clinics, and with a continuing electronic conversation I introduced her to the organizations so she could arrange for what she needed.

Today, however, she was flying along with a rescued dog to a the dog’s new owner! What we don’t do for rescued animals! The three pretty juvenile tabbies needed transport if they were to be done. A friend of hers brought these three to me, and I took them along to the clinic in Tarentum; they’ll be picked up later by her friend. She’ll have a number of other cats to spay as well—a local vet does the neuters since they are less complicated. Teamwork works, especially in cases like these. She’ll be able to refer other people in her area as well, and perhaps we can tag team the drop offs and pickups, and hopefully at some point she won’t have so many kittens. You’ll be hearing about her and her work sometime soon on The Creative Cat. Her organization is C.R.I.C.A.A.T., which stands for “Call and Report Inhumane Cruelty and Abuse of Animals Today”; you can find out more on her Facebook page.

Below, a vigilant Mimi keeps an eye on those carriers out on the front porch.

black cat looking out door.
Mimi keeps an eye on our porch guests.

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And vote for a feline lover’s photo to benefit cats…

Faith Bjalabok is the professor teaching the “Philosophy of Animals” class that hosted “The Invisible Cat” seminar two weeks ago, and she is also the founder and director of the Fluffyjean Fund for Felines which spays and neuters cats in rural Washington County, especially barn cats. She’s entered a photo of a friend’s barn in a contest in Country Magazine and in the current round of voting she’s one of four. The contest has cash awards which she would use to benefit the barn cats she cares for. Click here and vote for Photo No. 4 showing the red barn.

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2 thoughts on “Daily Photo: The Blue Door

  • Nancy Blue Moon

    I voted Bernadette..what wonderful work you all do to help our animal friends in need..If I lived closer I would be so glad to help but I am in Central Pa..hours from Pittsburgh..Hugs

    • Nancy, thanks so much! I’m sure if you had the opportunity you would do the same.


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